At a time when the world is at war with itself the message of love is all you need rings crystal clear and we witness exactly that in the “heartbreakingly beautiful” trailer for the award-winning Manga production of In This Corner of the World.
It is a powerfully compelling story which has taken the Japanese film market by story with a staggering 22 awards including Best Animation, Best Japanese Film, Best Director and the Hiroshima Peace Film Award. Centering on a small town in Hiroshima thrown into turmoil and chaos amidst the bombing from World War II, it’s the tenacity of the townspeople and Suzu Urano who provide the inspiration to come together to rebuild love. A message that hits home hard in the hate filled world we find ourselves living in today.
Along with making its debuts at the Annecy International Animation Festival as well as the LA Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, Manga will also be previewing the film in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on June 28th
Watch the poignant trailer below.
In This Corner of the World Official Synopsis
From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers. The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.